Namwali Serpell is a Zambian writer and a Professor of English at Harvard. She is the author of the novels The Old Drift and The Furrows and the nonfiction book Stranger Faces. She is working on an essay collection, I Am Dead, and a book based on her lectures on Toni Morrison. (November 2023)
In the Time of Monsters
The new ‘Watchmen’ show is an example of the clash of the slick and the woke that we’re seeing in so much contemporary cultural production.
a television series created by Damon Lindelof
April 9, 2020 issue
‘Sorry to Bother You’: Boots Riley’s Trojan Horseplay
Acting white is the premise of Boots Riley’s raucous new film, Sorry to Bother You. What tumbles forth from this premise is a wild, campy romp. Indeed, smuggled inside Riley’s rollicking mashup of surrealism and sci-fi is a cutting critique of race and class.
July 21, 2018